London Kings Cross Widened lines tunnel 3rd July 1977
The gloom of the 1863 Hotel Curve tunnel down to the Metropolitan Widened Lines beckons. The track is still in situ but following closure in March 1977 no trains ran by this time and behind the camera the track was severed. The access to the wooden platform was down the ramp on the right & the window at the top was on the entrance passageway from Kings Cross station proper located to the left. By the wide variety of buildings & walls it must have been built & added to over a long period of…
London Broad Street, 1971
London's Broad Street terminus, already in decline, in 1971. If the destination blinds are correct, two peak hour services are on view, the EMU bound for Watford and the DMU on the soon to be withdrawn peak workings to the Great Northern suburban stations.
Clacton jaffa cake
The 'Clacton Express' units were first designated as class AM9 and became class 309 under the TOPS scheme. Unit 309 617 is seen at Liverpool Street in 1987 in the London & South Eastern sector "jaffa cake" livery it received after refurbishment. Later refurbished units received the Network South East livery - as the sector was renamed in 1986 under the stewardship of Chris Green '617' was one the units that passed to Regional Railways North West in 1994. RRNW eventually became First North…
DMU at North Woolwich
Class 105 (Cravens) DMU at North Woolwich. North Woolwich closed in December 2006 to permit much of the line between here and Stratford to be converted to the Docklands Light Railway.